More Pictures of Blue Hydrangeas

Photography of pretty blue hydrangea flowers growing on the shrub.

I am looking forward to growing my own hydrangeas, now that I have my own home. My only experience has been in the yard at my rental house, where I was less than enthusiastic about gardening.  However, that is where I discovered my love for the hydrangea shrub and the beautiful blue flowers it produces.
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A small, blue hydrangea flower. I like this picture (above) because the edges of the petals are brownish which give the flower a look of being outlined. I don’t know why they are like that, but I thought it was unusual.

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Blue Hydrangea shrub in bloom

This photo was taken just before I moved out of my rental. As you can see, the shrub has lots of flowers, but they are fairly small and more of a light blue than a deep blue.

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A bud is as pretty as the full bloom

I lived at the rental house in New Hampshire for three years, so I was able to photograph these flowers in various stages of growth and color.  It seemed that each year they did something different!

That is the fun part of watching a hydrangea bush bloom, especially this variety which can give you blooms that are large or small, bright or light in color.  And they will change color as Fall approaches.  In fact, watching what happens to theses plants in Fall is exciting, and has given me some wonderful photos of unique flower colors.
(All photography on this page is mine and is NOT free to use.)

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Bright blue hydrangea in full sun

Hydrangeas and Lilacs Photography Poster

Hang a summertime bouquet on your wall. Lovely white hydrangeas and purple lilacs make a striking bouquet of cut flowers arranged in a vintage, white vase in this digital art design. Not much information accompanies this picture, but the clean, white color feels like summer and I can smell those sweet lilacs!
This photography print is available from slcook52 at their Zazzle store and measures 15 x 19 inches. A smaller size is also available.

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Hydrangeas & Lilacs Print by slcook52

Click this link to view Sylvia Cook’s store.

Some of My Blue Flower Pictures

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Blue Hydrangeas

If you are looking for blue flower pictures – I mean REAL blue flowers, today I am showing off some of mine.

How many times have you seen a purple flower listed as being blue. In the flower kingdom, this happens a lot and I think it is because there really aren’t that many true blue flowers.

It’s a popular color, especially for weddings – that “something blue” phrase can be taken care of with a blue bouquet or at least one blue flower in the mix.

Blue flowers are popular in the landscape too. The perennials that come in blue are certain types of hydrangea (pictured), such as the “Endless Summer” variety.  But soil must be acidic for flowers to be nice and blue.

I also love the forget-me-not, which sports tiny bright blue petals with yellow and white centers.

Forget Me Not Floral Photography Postage stampLots of gardeners include the blue delphinium that grows tall, and many like to have a morning glory vine grow along the deck railing or up the fencepost.  I have another page with more ♥ pictures of blue flowers you could grow in your garden.

Another flower I grow that is sometimes blue is the Columbine.  I love the variety of that plant and I’ve had light blue flowers, but the more common color is dark purple, as you can see in my photo below.  My images are not free to use, so please contact me if you want to use one, with a link back to my blog.

Blue Columbine Postcard postcard